Peer responses to non-suicidal self-injury: Young women speak about the complexity of the support-provider role.

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a coping strategy employed by young people in response to feelings of distress. Adolescents may communicate NSSI involvement to peers whom they turn to for support. How young people respond to peers engaging in NSSI, how this affects the friendship, and how these supporters cope with assuming and administering this role are largely […]

Suicide risk in young men and women after substance intoxication.

This study investigates suicide and overdoses in 1,119 consecutive patients (64% women), 15 to 34 years of age, presenting at the emergency department after self-poisoning from1994 to 2000 and followed regarding death to 2006. Regression and Kaplan-Meier survival analyses were performed for suicide and other causes of death. The patients had about a 60 times […]

Antidepressants and suicide among young women in Sweden 1999-2013.

OBJECTIVE: To establish whether the young women (15–24 year old) who committed suicide in Sweden (1999–2013) received antidepressant treatment or not, and to what extent, prior to and/or at the time of suicide. To investigate the belief that increased prescription of antidepressants would drastically reduce the number of suicides. METHODS: An analysis of data from […]